Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is gearing up for a high-energy Super Bowl weekend of sports, food and fun.
Kicking off events is a cooking demonstration by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian 3 p.m. Saturday in the Music Box. The executive chef of Borgata's Water Club, Zakarian will share some of his "favorite tips and techniques" to create his celebrated recipes. And if that whets your appetite for more, follow this Food Network star to SeaBlue at 4:30 p.m. to get a signed copy of his cookbook, "Town/
Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table."
Super Bowl fans should head for Long Bar, Gypsy or B Bar. That's where you'll find color-coordinated adult beverages to match your jersey.
"How cool would it be for a 49ers fan to see Colin Kaepernick lead a fourth-quarter, game-winning touchdown drive and be named MVP, all while sipping a cocktail named 'The Kaepernick'?" said Becky Schultz, the casino's vice president of food and beverage.
The drink, made with Absolut Wild Tea vodka, iced tea, fresh lemonade and a squeeze of lemon, was chosen for its gold hue - as was the cocktail formerly known as "South of the Border," which was renamed "The Gold Rush" for those fans rooting on the San Francisco team. That one's made with Malibu rum, Disarronno and pineapple juice.
If your tastes run to the darker side, toast the Baltimore Ravens with a "Burnt Berry." In the drink, Bacardi Torched Cherry rum is layered with a splash of pomegranate and finished off with Sprite.
Like to mix it up? Go for "The Ray Ray" with equal parts Absolut vodka, Bacardi light rum, Cuervo Silver tequila, Cointreau, Beefeater gin and Chambord, for that sweet color.
"Although variations of all four drinks were already featured on Long Bar's menu, renaming and offering the drinks themed around the championship squads is meant as a fun incentive to fans who want to support their team," Schultz says.
If you're hungry, head over to Wolfgang Puck's for some Maryland crab cakes or grab a bite at Long Bar.
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